dumpster diving

Robino is a kind of... Tomato!

"premium" even, says packaging.
Skipped along with loads of fancy shit (organic oat cookies!) last night in Dresden, Germany.

Many hugs!


The documentary G(F)ood Samaritans that are rescuing food from dumpsters in The Netherlands.

A documentary made by Eva Delincakova, already back in October last year. It was a fun, but as I wasn't really happy how I look in the video I held it back for a while ;-)

Spot the kitten!

Dumpster Diving for a Doctorate on Fox-News

A hilariously conservative-U.S.American broadcast about a PhD candidate studying dumpster-diving. http://www.q13fox.com/videogallery/67015501/News/Dumpster-Diving-For-A-D...

A Dumpster Diving Documentary!

It's sad. But I'm proud that I learned about it from you people. Love you all dumpster-divers!
Here is the web page:

Benefiting From Waste-Based-Society

Last Thursday we took a young journalist from an Amsterdam based newspaper out on a diving tour. It was great fun. But unfortunately she missed the Crème de la Crème and didn't stay for the open dinner.

Find a rough translation of the piece below, and there is also a full-resolution version in Dutch. I will leave the content of article uncommented (I love the way this articles portrays a young journalist mind) but please share your comments or impressions, as I am sure you will have some.

Surfing on Abundance

Two months ago already a journalist approached me in response to the dumpster dive tour we organised in Den Haag in March. He was working on an article on freeganism and was looking for some people who could help him out.

New Dumpster Finds

In the beginning we thought Amsterdam wasn't easy to dumpster-dive, apart from the daily markets. I remember well when Jass was here, or shall I say Mister Skip, and even he gave up on finding good spots in the area. But little by little, day by day, we're encountering more and more good(!) dumpsters around. Organic dumpsters, more bread-dumpsters and office-skips for example.

Dumpster Diving Tour Den Haag

The biggest catch of trash-food that I experienced so far in this country: 8 meters of table fully filled with veggies, fruit and bread was the result of a dumpster dive tour that I organised in Den Haag last Wednesday in cooperation with Stroom, a Den Haag based art-institute with a focus on the urban environment.

Dumpster Diving

There are several great spots for dumpster diving in the area, and we are always at the look-out for more. Log in to edit this information.

#1 Ten Kate Market
Get here between 4.30 and 5.00 pm. Look for the blue bins, sometimes behind the stalls, at other times already in the recycling center in the center of the market. Lots of great veggies and fruits you can find there. Don't be picky, but don't overload yourself either. Check http://trashwiki.org/en/Ten_Katestraat

#2 Small Turkish Shop
After closing time, two bins are for us to go through. Turn left, left, 2nd right. At the end of the street on your right you'll find the shop. There is a bigger bin on your left in front of the exit, and a small bin around the corner in front of the entry. Pick-up day for trash seems to be wednesday-afternoon, so evening is often not a very good time.

#3 Albert Heijn
The Albert Heijns have their bin (grey container) outside at certain times. The one at the Kinkerstraat (close to the market) around 5pm. The one here at Jan van Galenstraat mostly around the same time, but we don't know the exact times yet. The Etos at the Van Galenstraat also has a nice bin (found 10 bottles of shampoo once) but exact time is missing.

#4 Bakery
Tuesday's and Friday's, from early morning till 11/12. A bin just outside their shop, turn left, left from the house. Croissants and flat-bread. Watch out for the meat inside the croissants, and be aware they can make you really fat!

Another option is the bread-factory just outside of Sloterdijk. Lots and lots of bread. Check the map at Trashwiki: http://trashwiki.org/en/Amsterdam

#5 Bos en Lommerstraat
A couple of small veggie-shops. They have their bins outside their doors during opening-times. Just have a look in them, sometimes the owner comes outside to give you some extra's.

At the end of the street, on your left there is a Dirk-supermarket, with a bin at the back. It is shared with the butcher and therefore full with meat, but sometimes you can find nice things such as beer. On Friday and Tuesday morning, more bins can be found here at the Uilenspiegelstraat.

#6 Jan van Galenstraat
Trash-days are Tuesday and Friday-morning. If you go early enough you will find trash-bins on the streets from the shops. Among other things we found shampoo and expensive curtains that we now use as pillow-sheets.

#7 Bike-parts
At the end of Jan van Galenstraat at the corner with Erasmusgracht, just after the park, the bike-shop next door dumps bicycle-parts for trash-collection on Wednesday-morning until early afternoon.

#8 Neighboorhoud Scavenging
On Monday nights people dump large trash on the streets in our neighboorhoud. Nice things can be found here, but be-aware of things we do not need ;-) For other areas around, check this useful map

#9 Urban Edibles
Food also grows in the Amsterdam nature. Head over Urban Edibles to find a map with resources where to find what and when.